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The Listening Project
Listening is the first step in connecting the needs of people with the capital and ideas to advance a thriving world. Now in its fourth year, The Milken Institute-Harris Poll Listening Project surveys socioeconomic, institutional, and political barriers across the world through the eyes of ordinary people by starting with a simple premise: What issues, if solved, would build more meaningful lives for people, their families, and communities.
For the fourth installment of this project, we have shifted our focus to a more domestic yet systemic problem – gender inequity in corporate America. It is no secret that significant gaps exist in America’s workforce in compensation, representation, or opportunities for advancement. Women – especially women of color – express frustrations at all levels of the organizational chart. Moreover, these widely acknowledged challenges persist despite a broad cultural conversation.
However, while the existing inequity problems are all too familiar, the solutions are not. With this research, The Milken Institute and Harris Poll seek to identify what it takes to move the needle by isolating specific programs and policies executives tell us are potentially viable through trial and error in their firms.
To find these solutions at corporate levels, we listened to the voices at both ends of the spectrum; executive women in the Milken Institute Executive Circle – the women who have defied the odds and climbed to the top of the corporate ladder and employed American women (ages 22 to 41) who represent the next generation of leaders.
The Milken Institute and The Harris Poll will share the results from the 2023 “The Listening Project” report during the “Women’s Leadership and the Face of the Modern C-Suite” panel at the 26th Milken Institute Global Conference at 1:00 pm ET on Tuesday, May 2. To watch and learn more about the discussion and panelists, please click here. And to download the 2023 Listening Project report, please click here. Follow the Global Conference on social media with #MIGlobal.
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The Milken Institute-Harris Poll 2023 Listening Project examines gender inequity in corporate America. The report sought to listen to the voices at both ends of the spectrum – executive women of the Milken Institute Executive Circle and younger employed women – in order to detail the continued barriers faced by women as well as the solutions that could move the needle.
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